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Now, Aadhaar details displayed in Mizoram too
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 27, 2017 — filed under: , ,
Contrary to the Centre’s assurances, government websites are revealing digital details of the poor, leaving them vulnerable to financial frauds and identity theft.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Internet-driven Developments — Structural Changes and Tipping Points
by Elonnai Hickok published Dec 28, 2012 — filed under: ,
A symposium on Internet Driven Developments: Structural Changes and Tipping Points was held in Cambridge, Massachusetts at Harvard University from December 6 to 8, 2012. The symposium was sponsored by the Ford Foundation and the MacArthur Foundation and was hosted by the Berkman Center for Internet & Society. In this blog post, I summarize the discussions that took place over the two days and add my own personal reflections on the issues.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
National Consultation on Media Law
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 30, 2014 — filed under: , ,
The Law Commission of India and the National University, Delhi have joined hands to organize the National Consultation on Media Law at the India Habitat Centre in New Delhi on September 27 and 28, 2014. Nehaa Chaudhari participated in this event.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Big Data and Positive Social Change in the Developing World: A White Paper for Practitioners and Researchers
by Nishant Shah published Oct 01, 2014 — filed under: , , , , ,
I was a part of a working group writing a white paper on big data and social change, over the last six months. This white paper was produced by a group of activists, researchers and data experts who met at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Centre to discuss the question of whether, and how, big data is becoming a resource for positive social change in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Implications of post-Snowden Internet Localization Proposals
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 02, 2014 last modified Oct 05, 2014 08:59 AM — filed under: ,
Sunil Abraham was a speaker in this workshop organized by Center for Democracy and Technology on September 2, 2014.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Moving Towards a Surveillance State
by Srinivas Atreya published Jul 15, 2013 — filed under: , ,
The cyberspace is a modern construct of communication and today, a large part of human activity takes place in cyberspace. It has become the universal platform where business is executed, discourse is conducted and personal information is exchanged. However, the underbelly of the internet is also seen to host activities and persons who are motivated by nefarious intent.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
dna exclusive: Geeks have a solution to digital surveillance in India: Cryptography
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 07, 2013 last modified Jul 15, 2013 06:24 AM — filed under: ,
While you were thinking of what next to post on Twitter, the government has stealthily put an ambitious surveillance programme in place that tracks your every move in the digital world — through voice calls, SMS and MMS, GPRS, fax communications on landlines, video calls and emails.
Located in News & Media
How the world’s largest democracy is preparing to snoop on its citizens
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 15, 2013 — filed under: ,
Monitoring system will allow govt to snoop on voice calls, SMSes, and access Internet data.
Located in News & Media
Blog Entry How Surveillance Works in India
by Pranesh Prakash published Jul 15, 2013 — filed under: , ,
When the Indian government announced it would start a Centralized Monitoring System in 2009 to monitor telecommunications in the country, the public seemed unconcerned. When the government announced that the system, also known as C.M.S., commenced in April, the news didn’t receive much attention.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Can India Trust Its Government on Privacy?
by Pranesh Prakash published Jul 15, 2013 — filed under: , , ,
In response to criticisms of the Centralized Monitoring System, India’s new surveillance program, the government could contend that merely having the capability to engage in mass surveillance won’t mean that it will. Officials will argue that they will still abide by the law and will ensure that each instance of interception will be authorized.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog